Mount Washington State Forest


143 East St., Mount Washington, MA 01258
Dogs Allowed

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The re-grown red oak northern hardwood forest of Mt. Washington State Forest offers more than 30 miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking. Hike the South Taconic Trail to the 2,250 ft. elev. summit of Alander Mountain for a breathtaking view.


Sunrise to sunset


You may only park in the designated lot at the park headquarters on East Street.


A person walking through the woods.


With more than 30 miles of trails, there's plenty to explore across Mt. Washington.
Campsite set up along the rugged mountain trails.

Wilderness (or backcountry) Camping

Download the map to see where Mount Washington's backcountry camping options are.

All Activities

  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Hunting
  • Mountain biking


  • Grills
  • Picnic area
  • Restrooms


  • No alcohol
  • No littering
  • No motorized off-road vehicles
  • No snowmobiles
  • Trash Policy Lug in/ Lug out

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Wilderness (or backcountry) camping

  • Camping is permitted year-round. Sites are available on a first-come-first-served basis. 
  • Limit up to 5 people at each site
  • Fires are allowed only at designated pits.
  • Leave No Trace outdoor ethics are strongly encouraged.


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